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Piffaro at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
December 19, 2008 - 8:00 PM

In many rural cathedrals of 16th century France, a midnight mass on Christmas eve was a joyous celebration filled with music, dance and theater. Parishioners heard not only sacred chant and polyphony, but also the rustic texts and tunes of French Noëls

A 16th century manuscript of these old texts, housed in the Rare Book Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia, will be our source for these Noëls, and the Missa Voulant honneur by Claudin de Sermisy, based on a French chanson, will provide the framework of the program. The manscript’s illustrations of dancing peasants, musicians playing shawms, recorders, hurdy-gurdy and the like, even featuring a bagpipe playing pig and a dancing dog, will also play an important role.

Piffaro members, together with guest artists soprano Laura Heimes and tenor Philip Anderson, will be joined by actors Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandell, who will help bring the characters from this manuscript alive.

December 19, 2008, 8:00 PM
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Road, Philadelphia, PA.

Ticket prices for this season are:
$35 Preferred Seating
$30 Preferred, Senior Discount
$30 General Seating
$25 General, Senior Discount
$15 Students

For additional information, visit www.piffaro.org.

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December 20 2014
Dec-20-2014
A Bach Christmas in Princeton!  Nothing feels like the spirit of the season more than the grandeur of Bach’s music, with 100 choral singers, trumpets, drums, stellar soloists and orchestra, all in festive downtown Princeton. Step back in time to 1723-1724, Leipzig, Germany and enjoy the authentic sounds of some of the special music J.S. Bach wrote for Christmas-tide.

This concert has been generously underwritten by Judith & William Scheide, and will be a tribute to the late Mr. Scheide. Saturday, December 20 at 8:00PM. Richardson Auditorium, Princeton.
Tickets at $60, $45 and $25. Group discount of 20% for 10 or more.

Order your tickets online today at www.princetonpromusica.org

For more information and group sales, call (609) 683-5122 http://www.princetonpromusica.org.

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